Tag Archives: snacks

The 2 minute Paleo Blueberry Muffin (If cavemen had microwaves)

24 Oct

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I discovered this nifty little recipe a while back from Delighted Momma. It is great for a quick breakfast or if you are craving a little carb pick me up after dinner 😉 The approximate carb count for this about 22 grams. I will admit I was a little afraid of this recipe at first. Could something thrown together that quick and cooked in the micro really taste good and actually LOOK like that? The answer is YES! 

What you need:

  • 3 tbs of almond meal
  • 1 tbs of honey
  • 2 tbs of unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbs of bluberries
  • a dash of salt
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder

Directions:
Add all dry ingredients to a microwave safe bowl and then add the liquids. Mix everything up together and microwave for 1.5 to 2 minutes. I checked mine after 1 minute to see how things were looking and it took mine about 1.5 minutes but it probably depends how powerful your micro is. If you have an aversion to microwaving things (some do!) you can bake for about 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!

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Goulishly good Halloween treats that won’t rot your insides!

23 Oct

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I have been looking for some creative gluten free and or Paleo Halloween goodies lately and I thought I would share a few of my faves. My kids thought these were awesome and thoroughly enjoyed the banana ghosts 😉 

1. Dark chocolate popcorn balls (Gluten and Dairy free)

2. Guac Eyeballs

Fill hard boiled eggs with guacamole and use Sriracha hot sauce to draw squiggley blood shot lines. Top with a pimento filled green olive and you have a perfectly gross eyeball.

3. Bananna Ghosts and Pumpkin Oranges

Cut bananas in half and use Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips to create a ghostly face. Peel small oranges or Cutie oranges and then top with a small celery stalk.

Time for a 3:00 pick me up! Guilt free chocolate chip cookies.

23 Oct

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almond butter
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup Enjoy Life chips
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 Degrees F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
 
2. In a bowl, thoroughly mix all ingredients (except the chips) together. When combined, gently fold in chips to incorporate.
 
3. Using a regular spoon, spoon about 2 TBSP worth of batter onto the cookie sheet, about 1.5 inches about. The batter is loose, but it actually does not spread a lot.
 
4. Bake for 8-10 minutes (until just slightly firm). Remove from oven and let cool for another 10 minutes on the cookie sheet. This is important to make sure they “set up” right.
 
5. Remove cookies from sheet and allow to finish cooling on a cookie rack. Store in an airtight container.
 
Delish! Enjoy with a glass of coconut or almond milk.

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies-Gluten and Grain Free

31 Aug

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I have been struggling to find a good cookie recipe and I came across this gem the other day. I love these because they are a perfectly soft and gooey cookie. This is a really easy recipe and you will probably have most of the ingredients on hand. This is a gluten, flour and grain free recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almond butter
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup Enjoy Life chips
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 Degrees F. Line cookie sheet with non-stick foil.
2. In a bowl, thoroughly mix all ingredients (except the chips) together. When combined, gently fold in chips to incorporate.
3. Using a regular spoon, spoon about 2 TBSP worth of batter onto the cookie sheet, about 1.5 inches about. The batter is loose, but it actually doesn’t spread a lot.
4. Bake for 8-10 minutes (until just slightly firm). Remove from oven and let cool for another 10 minutes on the cookie sheet. This is important to make sure they “set up” right.
5. Remove cookies from sheet and allow to finish cooling on a cookie rack. Store in an airtight container.
Delish! Enjoy!
Original recipe adapted from cupcakesOMG

Protein packed Pina Colada shake

16 Jul

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Need something refreshing and healthy to cool you off on those long summer days? This is a tasty little number that is full of protein so you can sip guilt free.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained, or 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process to a smooth consistency.

To make this 100 percent Paleo friendly, sub the whey protein powder for an egg based protein.

 • Makes 2 servings

Recipe adapted from Oxygenmag

Get Fit Tip: 4 ways to stop eating because you have nothing better to do!

11 Jul

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We are all guilty of sneaking into the kitchen and taking a peek into the pantry to see what goodies might call out to us. I am a huge culprit of this, which is why I have to put my foot down when it comes to allowing sugar bombs into my home. However, it is not always that easy when you have kids (or significant others with a sweet tooth). So, if you are feeling like you find yourself chillin’ in the pantry scoping out the goods a little more than you should, try these 4 easy tips!

1.Squash Hunger: Make sure you are not skipping meals as this will lead to frequent snacking. Eating 5 to 6 small meals is a great way to keep you full and energized throughout the day. When eating your main meals make sure you have lots of protein and a healthy carb to tie you over until your next meal.

2. Wait it out: You are most likely to impulsively eat after a stressful situation. If you can hang tight for about 20 minutes, until your stress hormones level, the impulse will most likely fade.

3. Drink Up: Dehydration can manifest itself in the form of hunger pains, so grab a cold one (water of course!) and see how you feel after.

4. Be prepared for an emergency: If you find that you absolutely can not go another second without some kind of a pick me up, which hey it happens! Be prepared. I like to keep a small amount of emergency dark chocolates around for those times. This way I am only accountable for eating a small guilty pleasure and not noshing on a whole chocolate cake 😉